Learn Spanish language online games

All Spanish acquisition games are free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for kids and students of different ages. Games that teachers can incorporate into classroom lessons, set as a homework exercise, or that can be used by independent learners as a self study Spanish resource. An introduction to listening, reading, comprehension and communication in the Spanish language. Games employ the fun, fast and easy study method of vocabulary drills. Learn many useful words from the sentence or word lists, and then play the learning games to test your language skill levels. Other learning exercises include games to learn basic Spanish grammar and sentences structure, verb infinitive form lists, verb conjugation games and spelling games. Travelers to Spanish countries will find the phrases sections particularly helpful, as well as the numbers games and basic vocabulary sections. Kids and school students will find some of the visual and interactive vocabulary drills, such as the animal words game, or the Spanish food game enjoyable. The audio and words or phrases used on this website are Castilian Spanish (from Spain). As this website is designed for beginners or lower intermediate Spanish learners, the vocabulary and phrases included in these games will be familiar to all native Spanish speakers, whether in Spain, Latin America, Africa or elsewhere. Each Spanish study topic includes word lists with audio for learning the correct (Castilian) Spanish pronunciation, and practice games for testing your learning progress. Choose the Spanish subject you would like to learn, revise the vocabulary and then test your Spanish skills with the interactive quiz. Exercises and quizzes on the this Spanish learning pageare of most use to beginner or lower intermediate level students or travelers, and those with some level of Spanish language proficiency may like to play the Spanish spelling games.

Why learn Spanish?

Spanish is one of the worlds widest spoken languages, and is essential for everyday communication in Spain and Latin America where many people cannot speak English or other foreign languages well. Spanish is also a relatively easy language to learn with a clear systematic grammar and pronounciation that is easy to understand. As a language derived from Latin, Spanish shares many cognates (similar or identical words) with English. Understanding Spanish makes learning other Romance languages much easier, and Spanish is often understood by Italian or Portuguese speakers. Read the article on the British Councils article 'Spanish: speak the language of 400 million people" for more info on beginning Spanish, and the reasons for learning the Spanish language.

Where is Spanish spoken?

As a first or native language, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (after Chinese). As many as 480 million people speak Spanish as a first language, and it is one of the world’s most studied languages in universities and language classes. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries, most of which are in Latin America. Spanish is also an official language of the African country of Equatorial Guinea, and the second most spoken language in the USA. Spanish is one of only six official languages of the UN and is the third most used language on the internet.

Briefly about the language - history and linguistics

Spanish is a Romance language and derives from the Vulgar Latin dialects spoken in the Iberian Peninsula during the classical period (Roman Empire). Around three quarters of Spanish vocabulary has its origins in Latin, while Arabic was also quite influential in the development of Spanish during the Middle Ages. Spanish became a major world language with the Spanish colonization of Latin America. Most Latin American countries call the Spanish language ‘español’, but Spain and a few Latin American countries refer to the language as ‘Castellano’.

How to learn Spanish

Jump right in! Spanish is an easy language to learn in terms of grammar, pronunciation and everyday speaking. Most Spanish speaking countries are known for their friendly and outgoing populations, and people in these countries often have the patience to listen to rudimentary Spanish. As one of the world's most studied languages, there is a huge amount of materials for learning Spanish online and in libraries. A good place to start would be learning the basics of pronunciation and some key phrases, which you can do through our Spanish learning games. Some great and easy to use online materials for learning Spanish can be found on the BBC Spanish portal, and on The Spanish Experiment website. Podcasts are very helpful, and you can listen to these while cleaning the house or waiting in a traffic jam. The Pimsleur method is a long-running popular podcast program, and youtube has a wealth of materials for learning Spanish. Kids books can be a fun way to learn Spanish, and there are some dual text publications that are great for beginning to read Spanish.

Where to learn Spanish

The best way to learn a new language is by enrolling in a full immersion program. In such a program you will not only spend a few hours a day in classes but will also have the possibility of staying with a local Spanish-speaking family. Ecuador and Mexico have long been countries that have attracted Spanish language students from around the world. The cheapest countries for Spanish classes are most likely those in Central America. Guatemala, in particular has a large Spanish immersion industry and is a fun and friendly country to learn, with an accent that is easy to understand. However one should bear safety in mind when choosing a destination to learn Spanish, and some cities in Central America have very high crime rates. The author of this website has studied Spanish in Mexico (Oaxaca), Guatemala (Xela, Antigua, San Pedro), Bolivia (Sucre, La Paz) and Nicaragua (San Juan). The spoken Spanish in these four countries is relatively slow and clear, and hence they are excellent locations to study Spanish. Learning Spanish in countries with thick accents and strong local dialects, such as Chile or Argentina is not recommended unless you wish to spend time in these wonderful places.

Online Spanish learning games include:

Numbers in Spanish game - quizzes with audio to learn count in Spanish. Play the numbers from 1-12 game, to begin your Spanish studies, then play the 13-20 game which also includes 1-12 and provides the additional numbers to 20. With the 0-100 quiz, you will learn multiples of 10. Arithmetic games in which you add the Spanish words for numbers together to choose the correct answer. For learning a few more Spanish numbers visit the learn Spanish numbers page.

Spanish phrases - common and useful phrases for beginners and travelers. Basic communication with the most common salutations and greetings, and phrases for ordering food or asking directions. 2 games - Spanish phrases 1 with the more common greetings and salutations. Then play the more advanced Spanish phrases 2. Exercise and word list with spoken Castilian Spanish provided by a native Spanish speaker with a clear accent. For a few further basic Spanish salutations and an explanation of their usage, visit the Spanish greetings page. For learning some lingo for an upcoming trip, including accommodation and restaurant related phrases, visit the Spanish travel phrases page.

Colors in Spanish game - online exercise for learning the most 11 common color adjectives in the Spanish language. Simple, colorful quiz suitable for young children and casual adult learners seeking an interactive visual learning style.

Fruit and vegetables in Spanish game - 15 of the most useful words for Spanish fruit and vegetables in a simple quiz with Castilian audio. For elementary level students and kids, and a fun classroom learning tool.

Food and drinks in the Spanish language game - some of the most useful common food vocabulary with Castilian audio in a simple and colorful quiz designed for kids or school students and children. 15 questions for beginners.

Animals in Spanish game - learn the words for animals and then choose either the game with 17 questions if you are not yet familiar with the vocabulary, or the complete 33 question practice quiz. For beginners to intermediate levels of proficiency.

Vocabulary quizzes - two games with vocabulary lists and audio, each of which contains 33 Spanish words. Beginners may wish to first take the simpler quiz with 17 words. Choose either Vocabulary game 1 or the second exercise - Vocabulary game 2.

To be and to have - ser y tener. Game to learn these crucial Spanish verbs. Complete the sentence with the correct conjugation.

Verbs game - infinitive form. List of words with Castilian audio and quiz. Learn some of the most useful verbs in the Spanish language.

Days and months in Spanish game - learn the seven days of the week and the 12 months of the year in a simple visual quiz that is suitable for kids and elementary students.

Telling the time in Spanish - in this interactive activity and game you will learn to tell the time on the hour and the minutes past the hour in the Spanish language.

Vocabulary builders - as you begin to acquire more Spanish vocabulary, these two games each offer 48 additional words. Match the written or spoken Spanish word with the corresponding English word. Vocabulary builder 1 and then play the slightly more advanced Vocabulary builder 2.

Words, colors and numbers games - after learning basic vocabulary and the numbers as featured in other games offered on this site, you may wish to try this game, which is an introduction to sentence structure and word order, and the use of adjectives in Spanish. Two games - Words, colors and numbers 1 and the slightly more difficult Words, colors and numbers 2.

Spanish spelling games - this section currently offers five games for spelling Spanish words; colors, verbs (infinitive form), animals and two vocabulary games.

Mobile and tablet games for Spanish - there are several games with audio on our Spanish for mobile pages including colors, numbers, phrases, animals, vocabulary. If you come to this site with a mobile device you will be automatically redirected to this page.

Other Romance language sections with several language acquisition games and native audio on Digital Dialects include the learn French language games, learn Italian language games, learn Brazilian Portuguese language games, learn European Portuguese language games and learn Romanian language games sections.

We hope you enjoy our language games! Good luck with learning Spanish!

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